Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci blasted chief strategist Stephen Bannon in a phone call with a reporter from The New Yorker on Wednesday night.
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” Scaramucci reportedly told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, according to an account of the explosive phone call published Thursday.
“I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f------ strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country,” Scaramucci continued on the call.
Bannon, who was a top surrogate for Trump at Breitbart News before joining the campaign and then the administration, declined to comment to The New Yorker.
The comments on Bannon were part of a tirade by Scaramucci against White House leakers, specifically White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who Scaramucci accused of leaking information about a dinner and his financial documents to the press.
Scaramucci called Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic" and said that he will be asked to resign shortly during the call.